GROUP RENAULT AND NISSAN SIGN DEAL WITH WAYMO

Group Renault, Nissan Motor Co. and Waymo have entered into an exclusive agreement to explore driver-less mobility services for passengers and deliveries in France and Japan.

The agreement will, the companies say, allow them to assess market opportunities and work together to research commercial, legal and regulatory issues related to driverless transportation-as-a-service offerings in France and Japan.

This analysis will first take place in France and Japan, home to Groupe Renault and Nissan headquarters, respectively, and may expand to other markets, excluding China, in the future.

To further the exploration process, Groupe Renault and Nissan will create joint venture Alliance-focused companies in France and Japan dedicated to driverless mobility services.

“This is an ideal opportunity for Waymo to bring our autonomous technology to a global stage, with an innovative partner,” said John Krafcik, CEO, Waymo.

“With the Alliances international reach and scale, our Waymo Driver can deliver transformational mobility solutions to safely serve riders and commercial deliveries in France, Japan, and other countries.”

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (July 2019)

8 Jul 2019